The James Madison Carpenter Collection

Launching in Spring 2018, this multi-volume series will organize, present, and interpret the original materials from one of the most significant collections of ballads, songs, and folk drama (mummers' plays) made in Britain, and songs and tales from the US. The collection was created in the late 1920s to the early 1940s by James Madison Carpenter, a Mississippi native who earned his doctorate under George Lyman Kittredge at Harvard. This is the first time the collection has appeared in print. A UK and US team representing the best of folk music and drama scholarship is creating the edition, which is intended to stimulate the use of this neglected gem among a broad audience, including scholars, performers, enthusiasts, and the interested public, including contributor descendants and local communities. Learn more at the The James Madison Carpenter Collection Project website homepage http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/carpenter/

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Mississippi’s Literary and Cultural Legacy: Part 2

In preparation for the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, we asked our authors to answer a few questions about our state’s literary and cultural legacy. This is the second of three blogs posts in which we share their responses. Click here to read Part 1. Below, you’ll find our authors guide to the Festival, including which events they are most excited about, who they would cast in their dream

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